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Tongues Like Swords

We’ve all read about respecting and building each other up instead of tearing each other down; it’s kind of an old topic. Mommy Wars, Vaccine Wars, Organic vs. Conventional…there’s always plenty to judge our fellow women for, I guess. Everyone I know struggles with confidence and self-assurance, especially in light of some of the negativity coming from others.…

Guest Blog: Being Shaun and Daya’s Mom

I wish I had a nickel for every time someone has said to me, “You look familiar, but I can’t quite place you.” I always answer this with, “I’m Shaun and Daya’s mom,” and that usually clears it right up. Yes, my kids are noticeable, they stand out in a crowd, and many more people…

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Dying Again

The crispness in the air is mingling with the dry spiciness of fallen leaves and the sour tang of rotting apples. A few flowers are hanging on for the last of the warm days. The season of dying has arrived again. The time for shedding used-up ideas and old notions. I am grateful to live…